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+44 (0)207 935 4444
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The London Clinic
In 2016 G. Michael Hess founded InsightSpine, which is providing a comprehensive spinal disc pain service mainly in Munich, London (with Dr. Anthony Hammond) and Lisbon (with Dr. Armando Barbosa). For more than 15 years his main interest is in endoscopic procedures, where he has a broad experience in several techniques and approaches.

Specialties and sub-specialties

Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery
Orthopaedics
Endoscopic disc surgery
Pain management

Professional profile

After graduating in Germany in 1995 G. Michael Hess trained in trauma surgery in St. Moritz, Switzerland and at the Spine Center at Orthopaedische Klinik Muenchen-Harlaching. He completed a fellowship in spine surgery and interventional radiology at the University Hospital in Quebec City, Canada and was appointed Lead of the Back Pain Center at Orthopaedische Klinik Muenchen-Harlaching. 

In 2016 G. Michael Hess founded InsightSpine, which is providing a comprehensive spinal disc pain service mainly in London and Maidstone (with Dr. A. Hammond), in Munich and in Lisbon (with Dr. A. Barbosa).

For more than 15 years his main interest is in endoscopic procedures, where he has a broad experience in several techniques and approaches. Mr Hess was co-surgeon of the worldwide first successful full-endoscopic nucleus replacement surgery in 2009 and is currently the principal clinical investigator of an international multicenter study for a novel nucleus implant.

Mr. Hess has a PhD in Orthopaedics. He is the Past President of the German Interventional Spine Society (GIW e.V.) and serves as Master Instructor for Spine Intervention Society (SIS) in the US and Europe since 2003. 

Mr Hess is an internationally renowned expert in the field of minimal-invasive spine surgery and interventional pain therapy. He is lecturer of more than 200 scientific presentations and is invited worldwide as a guest surgeon.

Current posts

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
    The London Clinic
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon
    Kent Institute for Medicine and Surgery, Maidstone, Kent

Medical training

Year qualified 1995
  • University of Ulm, Germany 1988 - 1994
  • Heinrich-Heine University Dusseldorf, Germany 1994 - 1995

Languages spoken

German
Portuguese

Personal interests

Married, 4 children. Hobbies are traveling and a wide range of sport activities, including sailing, playing golf, competitive shooting.

mEDICAL aDMISSIONS

A nurse with a patient

Facilitating acute admissions into The London Clinic whilst maintaining the highest levels of safety and care, supported by a consultant on-call rota.

Concierge service

Chauffeur loading suitcases into a luxury car

We can support our patients with travel, hotel accommodation, London tours, plus theatre and restaurant reservations.

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Main numbers

General enquiries: 020 7935 4444Appointments: 020 7616 7693Self-pay: 020 3219 3315

Other numbers

Concierge service: 020 3219 3323International office: 020 3 219 3266Invoice and payment enquiries: 020 7616 7708

Your call may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes.

Medical service numbers

Breast services appointments: 020 7616 7653 Diagnostics appointments: 020 7616 7653 Endoscopy appointments: 020 7616 7760 Eye centre appointments: 020 7616 7768 Haematology appointments: 020 7535 5503 Kidney services appointments: 020 7224 5234 Liver services appointments: 020 7616 7719 Physiotherapy appointments: 020 7616 7651 Radiology appointments: 020 7616 7653

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